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'Tis the season of giving! With the holidays just around the corner, many of us have started our holiday shopping, or at least begun contemplating the gifts we want to share with the important people in our lives. While shopping at large chain stores may have some perks, there are even more benefits to turning to small business for your holiday gifting needs. Shopping small means you're more likely to get enhanced customer service, ethical manufacturing and sourcing, specialty items, and not to mention it's a great way to help preserve Independence's community charm while supporting the local economy. We hope this gift guide will help you explore some of the unique items found throughout small business in downtown Independence

and encourage you to keep your dollars close to home. 

Thank you for shopping small this holiday season. #shopsmallindy


240 S Main St, Independence, OR 97351

For those looking for a unique gift, Lisa's shop is a great stop this holiday season. She has Indy coasters and ornaments, scarves, body butters, soaps, candles, signs, furniture and several different kinds of DIY kits that will make the perfect gift for those trying to find fun in-home activities.

Gift wrapping also availble!  

Lisa is at the shop

11-4pm, Thurs & Fri  |  10-4pm, Sat

Stop by or call 971-235-5829

for more details!

Same As it Never

Was Vintage 

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259 S Main St, Independence, OR 97351

Kevin, owner of Main Street Tattoo, is a

brilliant artist. Before Indy, he

worked in tattoo shops in Portland and Corvallis, which has given him a large following. He prides himself on being able to excel at many styles of tattooing, but specializes in a more traditional style. Make someone's Christmas extra special this year with a gift certificate for some new ink and Kevin will work with them to create their perfect dream tattoo! 

Email Kevin at

for inquireies or to

purchase a gift certificate


Main Street Tattoo

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Independent Ice

Cream Shop 

Andrea has so much more than ice

cream at her shop downtown! You're sure to find a beautiful gift here. Shop the locally made jewelry or create a custom, one-of-a kind tea time gift set. Personalize it further by adding a few bags of loose-leaf tea. Gift certifiates for private tea parties also availble for purchase this holiday season! 

Andrea is at the shop 1pm-6pm

Tues-Fri, 12-7 Sat, and 1-6 Sun.

Stop by or call 503-877-7590

for more details!

226 S Main St Suite A, Independence, OR 97351

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Melting Pot Candy

Bonnie is an amazing chocolatier,

using only the highest quality of ingredients. Any chocolate lover on Earth would be smitten after receiving a bag of their famous toffee or some of their

 award winning truffles! She will have special

holiday gift baskets available for purchase

now through December 24th

that make easy grab-n-go gifts! 

Bonnie is at the shop


Stop by or call 503-930-3525

for more details!

Melting Pot Candy

206 S Main St, Independence, OR 97351

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One of our newest shops in

downtown, Nina owns this creative

 shop that specializes in DIY furniture and decor projects. She also has products for your creativity needs, including Annie Sloan chalk paints, Iron Orchid Designs, stencils, aprons and so much more!  Her space can hold 5-6 comfortably for a private craft workshop, which she offers gift certificates for if you're looking for a special gift for the crafty

person in your life! 


Nina is available Wed-Sat, 11-4pm.

Stop by or call 503-949-9556

for more details!

226 S Main St, Suite C Independence, Oregon 97351

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Miss 9a's


Second Chance Books

A beloved, family owned bookstore, Steve and Dina have some great gift options for the reader in your life! Whether you are looking for something specific or just wanting to browse, you're sure to find the perfect book here! 

Give them a call at 503-838-5279

Thurs-Sat, 10am-5pm, Sun 12-4,

or stop by for more details!

307 S Main St, Independence, OR 97351

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 319 S Main St, Independence, OR 97351

This music shop, owned by Nathan and

Jesica, offers brand new electric and accoustic guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, banjos, amps, and guitar accessories. Plus! Coming in December, new and used vinyl records will also be for sale here too!

Want to give the gift of a new talent?

Nathan also offers private lessons!

Give them a call at (503) 896-7769

to set up a shoppingappointment 

Wed-Sun, 11-7pm

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Musical Independence


296 S Main St, Independence, OR 97351

Jubilee Champagne 

& Dessert Bar 

If you're having a tough time figuring out what to get that "hard-to-shop"for person on your Christmas list, give them the gift of sweets! Dana, owner of Jubilee, creates some beautiful and festive treats that are sure to brighten anyone's day. She has holiday cakes, cupcakes, pies, macarons and cookies ready to grab-n-go! 

Give Dana a call, (503) 837-0888

or stop by Wed-Sat, 12-7pm,

Sun 10-4pm

 for more details!

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There's nothing like giving the gift of a fresh look and a little bit of pampering!

We are fortunate to have some amazing salons in downtown including 

C Street Salon, Saints Hair Salon and Spruced Hair & Lash Co. 

gift of a fresh look. 

Spruced Hair 

& Lash Co. 

C Street


Joanne and her team of

talented stylists are availble

to pamper! They specialize in

hair care, nail care, pedicures &

facial waxing. Pamper the special person in your life this holiday season and gift some time with the

gals at C Street Salon. 

Call the Salon at 503-838-3420

to schedule an appt or pick

up a gift certificate! 

Sarah and the ladies at Spruced 

make hair dreams come true! They specialize in hair care and color as well as eye lash exentions! Support your local hair artists and give a Spruced gift certificate to that special someone you want to spoil!  

Call the Salon at 503-837-0511

to schedule an appt or pick

up a gift certificate! 

Saint's Hair


Teresa at Saints Hair Studio is an expert! She specializes in hair care and color corrections. Everyone has

at least thought about touching the

box dye during the last few months, but leave it to the experts and

give the gift of a beautiful new

look this holiday season! 

Call the Salon at 503-838-3420

to schedule an appt or pick

up a gift certificate! 

128 C Street, Independence, OR 97351

226 S Main Street, Independence, OR 97351

170 C Street, Independence, OR 97351

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